Throughout a panel at SDCC right now, Kodansha introduced that it’ll convey a brand new manga to US readers this fall. Oma SeiIt’s blood blade will make its world debut in English on the kodansha.us digital service this fall, with new installments to be launched weekly and free for Kodansha Reader Portal account holders. A print assortment of the manga will arrive in spring 2024.
That is how Kodansha describes blood blade:
On this planet of BLOOD BLADE, Rely Dracula is reborn as a younger, katana-wielding vampire in a brand new, never-before-seen motion manga set in an alternate-history Europe. Followers of cinematic, gory, and supernatural alternate histories, like Vampire Hunter D, Hellsing, and Vampire within the Backyard, will need to sink their fangs into BLOOD BLADE.
After the reincarnated Dracula saves a lady named Clara from a mysterious stranger, Clara explains that she is the creation of a sure Victor Frankenstein. She additionally reveals that she is on the run from a company known as Cerberus, which seeks to seize and research “monsters” like herself with a purpose to create a military of human-monster hybrids. Clara begs the vampire to flee along with her to an island of monsters.
In a press release saying the launch, mangaka Oma Sei described among the new sequence’ influences:
“BLOOD BLADE drew closely from basic horror movies and dramas. Though crammed with vampires, golems and mummies, many of those monsters have misplaced recognition since their heyday on the massive display screen. The monsters that when instilled terror in people have been deserted by the passage of time, to the purpose that they could possibly be known as an endangered species. In scripting this sequence, my objective is to convey the highlight again to those monsters of previously.
President and CEO of Kodansha USA Publishing Alvin Lu developed the exit plan for blood blade a primary for the writer:
“BLOOD BLADE is a complete new type of manga publishing effort, through which Kodansha premieres the works of excellent Japanese expertise like Oma Sei to a worldwide English-speaking viewers. And we invite everybody to leap straight into this manga sequence by providing every thrilling new episode of BLOOD BLADE free for a restricted time on the brand new Kodansha Reader portal.
Take a look at some preview photos from the sequence beneath. blood blade will launch on kodansha.us this fall and will probably be printed from Penguin Random Home within the spring of 2024.
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